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YSD-8


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
  • Built by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
  • Authorized, November 1930
  • Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-8, 1932
  • Towed from Portsmouth to Panama Canal Zone by Iuka (AT-37), April 1932
  • Assinged to the 15th Naval District, at NAS Coco Solo, 1932 - 1951
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA, renamed Mary Ann (ON 261728), 1951
  • Sold to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA, renamed Foss 304, 1952
  • Sold to Ryan Contracting Corp., Santa Barbara, CA, renamed Britt, 1961
  • Sold to Jacobson Brothers, Seattle, WA, renamed Sonar Belle, date unknown
  • Sold and converted to a fishing vessel, renamed Salsea Belle
  • Final disposition, foundered 60 miles south of Yakutat, AK, 04 February 1981
    Specifications:
    Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
    Length 104' 0"
    Beam 31' 2"
    Draft 4' 0"
    Lifting Capacity 10 tons
    Accommodations
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 15
    Propulsion
    two Diesel engines
    two propellers
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